VIDEO: Skibbereen rower combines weightlifting and Irish dancing

October 19th, 2015 11:55 AM

By Kieran McCarthy

Skibbereen rower Mark O'Donovan.

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Will Mark O'Donovan's unusual training technique help him qualify for next summer's Olympics?

MICHAEL Flatley, watch out, there’s a new dancer in town, and he’s a rower from Skibbereen.

Mark O’Donovan is quickly becoming an internet sensation after a video of the local rower showed him combining the arts of weightlifting and Irish dancing during a training session!

O’Donovan and fellow Skibb rower Shane O’Driscoll have their sights set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio next summer, and recently they won the B final of the men’s lightweight pair at the world senior rowing championships in France.

And with Mark’s unique and original training technique, this fleet-footed Skibbereen man might yet be dancing his way to Brazil… 


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